Democracy Quotes

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not

Thomas Jefferson

An editor is the uncrowned king of an educated democracy.

Stead,WilliamThomas

Adultery is the application of democracy to love

Henry Louis Mencken

Recent action in Syria and Palestine also tell us that the awakening voices of democracy in those regions are occurring, and that those in that region are able to pursue it without being stifled by terrorists that are despotic.

Judd Gregg

Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.

Avram Noam Chomsky

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.

Roger Nash Baldwin

Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority.

Albert Camus

The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy.

Theodore White

Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.

Plato

Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.

Henry A. Wallace

Ultimately in a democracy you cannot have both participation in elected office and participation in armed militia. They are simply incompatible.

Alvaro de Soto

Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere.

Flora Lewis

Protection of private property is a fundamental right protected in a strong democracy.

Jim Ryun

American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society.

Thomas Babington

The long fight to save wild beauty represents democracy at its best. It requires citizens to practice the hardest of virtues ñ self-restraint.

Edwin Way Teale
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